Unfortunately, top-quality kitchen tools don’t come cheap. And it often takes more than just washing and drying them by hand to keep them in great shape.
So to help extend the life of your favourite kitchen tools, Spencer Watts from Spencer’s Big 30 (Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. ET) has outlined exactly how to take care of your cast iron skillet, wooden cutting board and chef knife. Trust me, it’ll be worth all the extra effort in the end.
Cast iron pan
Be sure to use hot, soapy water to clean your cast iron pan. Dry it off, and then rub a bit of oil on its surfaces to maintain its dark and shiny appearance.
Wooden Cutting Board
First of all, never put a wooden cutting board in a dish washer — the heat and water will cause it to break in half. Try to limit the amount of water you use to wash it with instead. And if you find that it’s starting to dry out, rubbing some canola oil onto it will help to repair the wood.
This is yet another kitchen tool that doesn’t belong in the dishwasher. Just wash it by hand, dry it off, and then sharpen the edges every so often with a steel rod to prevent your knife from becoming dull.